The Arts

‘WHAT’ Examines the Personal Side of the Black Lives Matter Movement

(Last Updated On: November 15, 2016)


New this week, Thursday through Sunday, is a very timely piece, especially considering today’s political climate. Bennett College’s Little Theatre’s production of WHAT examines the personal side of the Black Lives Matter movement. Written by Kamilah Bush, a local UNC Greensboro graduate (who also participated in the Ruby Slipper Fringe Festival in February), the play offers a unique view of current events in the hopes to spark thoughtful discussion.

“I think the play is just spectacular in its delicateness and boldness of an important topic,” said director Beth Ritson.

Bush wrote the play after the death of Walter Scott in South Carolina as a response to what she believes is a climate of injustice in this country. In her drama, Bush contemplates what Walter Scott was doing, and where was he going, before being stopped for a busted taillight.
Friday through Sunday, Community Theatre of Greensboro presents its 22nd annual tradition of The Wizard of Oz at the Carolina Theatre.
This week through Sunday is the final run of The Drama Center of City Arts’ I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, a musical comedy about the hassles and joys of dating, falling in love, getting married, having children and growing old together. The production takes place in the Stephen D. Hyers Theater in the Greensboro Cultural Center.

Theatre Alliance continues its production of Sunset Boulevard this week, Thursday through Sunday. The drama focuses on an intense relationship between a struggling screen writer and a former silent movie star whose glory has faded with the introduction of “talkies.”

Also this week through Sunday, Studio 1 in Burlington performs a unique production that weaves in interpreters for the deaf, so that they, too, can experience the action on stage to the fullest. The Miracle Worker, in partnership with UNCG’s Professions in Deafness Program and members of the Deaf Community, is a drama based on Helen Keller’s autobiography.

Still ongoing, this week through Tuesday, is Barn Dinner Theatre’s high-energy musical revue: Love Machine The Musical, which includes Motown hits of the 60s and 70s.